The Browning Lady Indians basketball team was a story of two very different games last week as they fell behind Whitefish in the second half on Thursday, Jan. 28, to come up short on the 59-42 score. But on Saturday, while hosting Libby, they held their opponents to single figures in every quarter to win easily, 62-16.
“We’ve got to play four quarters,” Coach Darryl “Poorboy” Croff said of the Whitefish game. “Until we get healthy – we have injuries every week – we’ll just have to tough it out. We played with them for three quarters, but we fell apart in the fourth.”
Tatum Running Crane led with 12 points, followed by Mecca Bullchild with eight, Arena Matt and Walker Running Crane seven, Jerel Whitegrass five and Mishayla Croff with three points.
With Libby as a guest team on Saturday, Jan. 30, Coach Croff noted, “We were all healthy – I don’t know how that works.” Whatever the explanation, the Lady Indians seemed to more or less score at will, limiting their opponents to under five points in all but one quarter.
Tatum Running Crane led with 20 points, followed by Mecca Bullchild with 11, Mishayla Croff nine, Jerel Whitegrass seven, Walker Running Crane and Brailey Racine five, and Amari Calf Robe with four points.
This week’s action starts with the Lady Indians hosting Ronan on Thursday, Feb. 4, where the freshmen start at 4:15 p.m., JVs at 5:45 and the varsity begins at 7:15 p.m.
Coach Croff explained the Lady Indians must beat Ronan by three or more points to enter divisionals in third rather than fourth place, an easier slot in the post-season contest.
Then on Saturday, Feb. 6, they’re off to Polson where the freshmen start at 1 p.m., JVs at 2:30 and the varsity tips off at 4 p.m.